To meet the demands of an evolving agricultural field in which jobs require advanced training, the Agriculture Program at Black Hawk College East Campus offers a variety of career and transfer programs. These programs include study in the areas of Agribusiness Management, Agriculture Mechanics, Agriculture Production Technology, Agriculture Transfer, Horse Science Technology, and Equestrian Science.
With its strong emphasis on education for employment preparation, the Agriculture Program offers students opportunities for on-the-job training with agriculturally oriented businesses located within the immediate area, across the state, and throughout the nation. Students receive academic credit for their work and gain valuable information and insight into on-the-job demands.
Other activities include judging teams in the areas of livestock, horses, dairy, crops, soils and horticulture. Students participate on a local, state and national level in agricultural scholastic bowls, job interview competitions in several areas of employment, discussion meets, computer skills contests and public speaking contests.